Short Biography

Brigitte Bargetz is currently postdoc researcher in the research area of “Political Theory, the History of Ideas and Political Culture” at the Institute for Social Sciences, Kiel University. She is co-editor of the feminist political science journal “Femina Politica” and an associated research fellow in the network “MEDUSA Genders in Transition: Masculinities, Affects, Bodies, and Technoscience” at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya.

From 2013 to 2019 she was assistant professor (without tenure) in the research area “Governance and Gender” at the Department of Political Science, University of Vienna. She was principal investigator of the research project “Critical Science Literacy” (2015-2017), substitute professor for Diversity Politics at the Department of Social Sciences at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (2012/13) and held Research Fellowships and Visiting Scholarships at the Open University, Milton Keynes, Strategic Research Area Citizenship and Governance (2017); at the ICI Berlin, Institute for Cultural Inquiry (2010-2012), at the IFK, International Research Center for Cultural Studies in Vienna (2009/10), at the Institute for Queer Theory in Berlin (2009), at the IWM, Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna (2008), and at the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington in Seattle (2007/08). Between 2010 and 2012 she was co-speaker of the working group “Politics and Gender” of the German Association of Political Science (DVPW).

She studied Political Science and History at the University of Vienna and the IEP Aix-Marseille (France) and received her PhD in Political Science from the University of Vienna in 2011. Her dissertation on the everyday as an informing concept for political theory was part of the interdisciplinary project “Gender and the Transformations of Public and Private”, funded by the Austrian Academy of Sciences (DOC team, with Sushila Mesquita, Hilde Schäffler), and received the “Award of Excellence” (2011) of the Austrian Ministry of Science and Research. In her current research project (Habilitation) “A Political Grammar of Feelings” she engages with contemporary theories of democracy, debates about the current turn to affect and matter, as well as feminist, queer and postcolonial theories on political feelings.